Project Description

TerraLink™  is our adaptation of the original Reinforced Earth® technique. Where conventional length of of reinforcements are not possible due to space limitations, linking the Reinforced Earth® system directly to an existing structure creates a structurally sound shored retaining wall.

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Logical, complementary technique

Projects often associate Reinforced Earth® solutions with a minimum width to accommodate reinforcements. In perpetuating its legacy for breaking new ground, Terre Armée has developed and marketed the TerraLink™ technology, which allows for the construction of new Reinforced Earth® walls connected to existing retaining structures, or stabilized slopes through by way of anchors or nailing. The Reinforced Earth® and TerraLink™ technologies can be combined to ensure a continuous facing and sound structural behavior.

Benefits

Minimal disruption to traffic

Minimal disruption to traffic

Where a standard retaining wall would require the dismantling of an existing structure, the TerraLinkTM system enables the construction of a new wall while keeping in place the existing wall, maintaining traffic active for most of the construction time.

Rapid construction

Rapid construction

TerraLinkTM structures are quick to install. Materials can be delivered to site just in time for construction. A crew of four can install up to 90 square metres of wall per shift, including backfill placement and compaction.

Reliability

Reliability

The internal strength and overall stability of the TerraLinkTM composite structure provides significant static and dynamic load-bearing capacity.

Cost effectiveness

Cost effectiveness

Low material cost, flexibility in the use of backfill material, the ease and speed of construction, and limited maintenance requirements are significant advantages of TerraLinkTM structures, reducing overall cost.

Aesthetics

Aesthetics

The variety of our facings can meet specific architectural and artistic requirements. We can integrate the desired artwork directly into the design plans of our panels, with endless possibilities for creative, visually pleasing finishes.

Adaptation to existing structure

Adaptation to existing structure

The TerraLinkTM design can be adapted to fit many different existing structures, be it a soil nail wall, and existing Reinforced Earth® wall or a natural feature, such as sloped terrain or bedrock.

Reduced environmental footprint

Reduced environmental footprint

Using less materials, requiring less space, and generating less CO2 than conventional construction methods, the TerraLinkTM technique reduces the impact on the environment.

Reduced land use

Reduced land use

TerraLinkTM structures require little land use and site impact during construction, which is a great advantage where construction projects need to accommodate existing infrastructure and busy urban areas.

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